“Independence does not mean isolation”

ISASI 2015 Tutorials


1. Tutorial on military accident investigations

Objectives: This tutorial aims to have a gathering of international Military Accident Investigators to share knowledge on their respective capabilities, experiences, processes and procedures with a view to the development of future relationships and common practices. It follows the inaugural meeting of the European Military Air Safety Investigators Forum which took place on 17 April 2013 and the Military Air Safety Investigation Tutorial held during ISASI 2013. These forums/tutorials drew military investigators from across Europe, Australia, North America and Asia. The other goal of linking such a tutorial to the 46th ISASI seminar is to benefit from the experience gained by the civil counterparts over the years. Participants to the tutorial are encouraged to register for the ISASI Seminar that will continue on 25, 26 and 27 August 2015 at the "Kongress am Park", Augsburg, Germany.


2. Tutorial on the social dimension of a safety investigation

Objectives: In addition to the technical actions that investigators conduct after an accident, a number of other ‘non-technical’ or social aspects are related to the safety investigation. They notably encompass family, political, media, communication, and insurance aspects. These social aspects have grown in importance and become more and more demanding year after year. The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has recently released a "Policy on Assistance to Aircraft Accident Victims and their Families" and other related documents.

The tutorial aims to cover this social dimension of a safety investigation by focusing on better understanding the victims' relatives after a major air accident as well as the political dimension it entails. It will bring together people with various backgrounds, in particular safety investigators, regulators, industry actors, communication/media specialists, insurers, and accident victims. Trying to understand how families cope with sudden death after the accident will be addressed. This ranges from the wave of solidarity triggered by the tragedy and embraced by the political world through the various steps of an investigation until after the publication of the final report. The main outputs of the presentations and discussions will be presented during the ISASI plenary session.